Posted by Julie Simmons

Homeschool Organization Archives

Example: Mystery of History Creation to Resurrection Many homeschool moms like to unbind homeschool curriculum like this Mystery of History and put it in a 3-ring binder for easy access.  I did this with all my Konos volumes and it makes them so much easier to use! 1. Many curricula have worksheets or coloring pages, or notebooking pages included that are to be copied for each of your students. It is so much easier to…

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If you have a large family, organization and shortcuts are a necessity whether you homeschool or not. What if you could learn great ideas and  BIG family tips that can help you  do a better job and accomplish more with less energy? This brand new book from Vision Forum looks like a helpful book for large families.   Large Family Logistics.  A “How To” Guide to Managing a Busy Household This is an energy-saving resource guide…

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By Julie Simmons Avoid Homeschool Burnout… I’ve heard it said that if you are new to homeschooling, and you haven’t felt like crying several times in the first few weeks, then you are not really homeschooling. We feel the full impact of our own character flaws as well as the faults in our children.  Part of homeschooling is developing patience. Now is the time to adjust, to find better ways of doing things that aren’t…

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Organize Your Home and School, Plus Stay Informed All Year Long! The Old Schoolhouse has paired their one-year print subscription with the Schoolhouse Planner to provide you with the ultimate in organization and encouragement. U.S., Canadian, and other international residents can purchase these bundles for only $44–that’s a savings of $20! But Hurry! Only 250 of each bundle is available and many have sold. International residents have their own special bundle! A one-year print subscription…

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Perhaps,  like me, you need help with record-keeping?    Do you need something that is  easy to set up and that will give you more time with your children while helping to keep things organized.  An extra benefit to being organized today will enable you, at the same time to capture your family’s precious memories.  Your homeschool record keeping is actually akin to scrapbooking.  You have the basic framework to flesh-out a wonderfully creative  “scrapbook” of…

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I wrote last year about our success with  our Year Round Homeschool Schedule.  If you haven’t settled on a good schedule for your family, you might want to read here about what Cindy Rushton is offering that you can help you (Free for you). It concerns developing a good schedule for your family. This is the story: Cindy was telling me all about her Ultimate Homeschool Expo.  She has just finished adding all of the…

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Tips for Successful Kids Chores will help you improve your home chore plan. You will find suggestions for implementing a chore program in your home that includes your children. Here you will find some ideas for how it is done in other homes. Also, you’ll find chore ideas to give to your children so that they can to work as part your family team.

The homeschool schedule I like the best is 4 or 5 weeks of school and then taking a week off. We allowed extra time off at Christmas and during the summer. I would look ahead at the calendar and roughly plan for 36 weeks of school. As we proceed through our school year, we are flexible with the weeks off. We may take the week off earlier or later than planned as things come up that will keep us from getting school lessons done.

It is time to begin a new year of homeschool (unless you homeschool year round, but that’s another post). Homeschooling moms must juggle teaching with housework, cooking, shopping, mothering, being a good wife.  My best advice is for you to PLAN & PRAY… Here is a list of planning tips: 1.  Write out goals for the family as a whole and for each child. Make sure that the goals are realistic and not idealistic.  They…

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